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Prescott says sex offender registries may increase recidivism by making offender re-assimilation impossible

Frey says rising numbers of younger minority voters mean Republicans must focus on fiscal not social issues

Work by Garces and Mickey-Pabello cited in NYT piece on lack of black physicians

Highlights

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Spring 2015 PSC newletter available now

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags will be back fall 2015


Trainees on the Job Market

Emily Merchant photoEmily Merchant

History

Mentor: George C. Alter, Barbara A. Anderson, Myron Gutmann

Research: history of global population projection in the twentieth century

Tong Yob Nam photoTong Yob Nam

Economics

Mentor: John Bound

Research: Macroeconomics, Economics of Aging, Household Finance, Real Estate Finance

Desmond Toohey photoDesmond Toohey

Public Policy and Economics

Mentor: Melvin Stephens

Research: the effects of economic shocks in late career, the nature of retirement planning, and the roles of changing public and private pensions in determining retirement behavior

Jason Kerwin photoJason Kerwin

Economics

Mentor: John Bound, Rebecca L. Thornton

Research: risk compensation in HIV epidemics; early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes

Pawel Krolikowski photoPawel Krolikowski

Economics

Postdoctoral Mentor:
Melvin Stephens, Jr.

Research: displacement, job search and (early) retirement

Olga Malkova photoOlga Malkova

Economics

Mentor: Martha J. Bailey

Research: labor force participation, retirement and aging, inter-generational transfers, public policy and fertility